Malcolm X's "Literacy Behind Bars" is about the expansion of his world that provokes a burning passion within himself through the world of reading. While incarcerated, the author meets a man named Bimbi who leads the discussion with his stock of knowledge, prompting Malcolm X to further his skills in literacy. Taking small steps, he first broadens his vocabulary by reading alphabetically in the dictionary and copying pages. He reads aloud to himself until the words begin to stick with him. Not long after moves onto books, devouring them at a relentless pace, Malcolm X became so engrossed with reading that he begins breaking curfew rules just to continue reading by using the light outside of his cell.
“The Columbian Orator” has profound effects on Douglass’s life, as he recalls, “The readings of these documents enabled me to utter my thoughts, and to meet the arguments brought forward to sustain slavery.” (Douglass, 2014, p. 132) Douglass’s ability to read empowered him to read documents which strengthened his stance against slavery, giving his arguments validity and basis, rather than only his biased opinion. As a result, he has the opportunity for a credible argument. He continues to further his pursuit of education by learning how to write. He conveys the importance of knowing to write by saying, “. .
While serving time in the Norfolk Prison Colony, Malcolm X taught himself handwriting, reading, and critical thinking by copying an entire English dictionary page by page. His insatiable desire for knowledge changed his world forever as he plowed through pieces of history and works of literature. In fact, Malcolm X declares in his autobiography, “I never had been so truly free in my entire life...As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive” (Shrodes et al. 94, 99). His homemade education not only enabled him to understand himself, history, and the world, but also laid the foundation upon which he led, spoke, and wrote.
The biggest headaches I get are from those students who have no training and no experience—yet they’re certain they have a divine gift or instinct for executive protection. These students are trainable, but they might have to repeat the class after some field experience to really understand what is new and different about this discipline. Repeating my classes is always free, and some lessons are much more real to students the second time around. I have a great track record with the quality of students who have come through my school. Nearly all are motivated to help others.
Wright shows us throughout the novel that even one who is taught by wrong example can move forward, by changing one’s self. People are taught respect and right and wrong from example. However, it's the example that proves the real outcome. Wright expresses his feelings as a young adult toward his own role models and examples. He questions their actions as well as his own reactions
His family was in need by normal standards, but overall he came from a middle class background. The main plot of his essay was that Alexie was different than his fellow other Native Americans due to the fact that he learned how to read and could read very challenging works, such as the Grapes of Wrath at a young age. Has he gets older, Alexie values education and knowledge and does not let preconceived ideas of the stereotypical concepts of how Natives Americans “are” let them get in his way. In this essay Alexie juxtaposes himself in his own essay to demonstrate how he broke the stereotypes against him. However, Sherman is trying to demonstrate to his audience (upper-middle class who now “values diversity”) who are the people who were types to probably doubt him.
In today’s world, we are subconsciously encouraged to be normal. Normally, unique ideas are often shamed before they can come to life. In David Wallace’s commencement speech to Kenyon University's graduating master students, he urged students to go against the norm and think for themselves. His method of encouragement was a bit unusual but, consequently, the students will take what he asserted into account due to his unusual, but persuasive style. Throughout this speech, Wallace deviates from one example to the next, but he stayed consistent in encouraging students to think for themselves instead of being like a rat in a machine to get cheese.
Malcolm had started his journey of education when he settled in “The Charleston state prison” in Boston, Massachusetts. Malcolm had never ignored the fact that he couldn’t write the same way he spoke. He was very confident about the way he spoke,but never the way he wrote.He came to be literate by self- teaching, copying down word- for- word from a dictionary. “I saw the best thing I can do was get hold of a dictionary-to study to learn some words.” That dictionary had done wonders for him, because he became the person he wanted to become, and well taught man.He was very powerful after he had come out of prison. During the times he was in person he had wrote letters to his role model, Elijah
B. Ronald’s topic interests me greatly and is relevant to the plights of the modern Native American education system. His topic expresses that he wants to analyze how Sherman put his own life experiences into the story, and how the education affected him. I think Ronald could be more descriptive with his topic and dive deeper to explain the relevance a bit better. C. The topic of this rhetorical analysis to my understanding was that Sherman was trying to express himself and to show that Native American schools fail to educate children. Unfortunately, I don’t think Ronald expressed this throughout the essay.
Repetition is essential for the average human brain to retain or notice something. Educators appeal to this criteria through first teaching students, then reviewing material, quizzing, and eventually ensuring the students are prepared for a final assessment on the given material. Similarly, authors use repetition through literary techniques to grasp the attention of the readers and to enhance their understanding of the author’s meaning. Fortunately, Alexandra Robbins and Nathaniel Hawthorne utilize parallel prepositions in a series, as well as the climactic conclusion effect of polysyndeton to convey a meaning within the given passages from their novels. Alexandra Robbins utilizes parallel structure in Secrets of the Tomb to exaggerate the “paradox” brought about by the “pins” (1).
What made the strongest impression in this reading is the fact that Malcolm X taught himself the value of education during his time in prison despite dropping out of eighth grade. This was new information regarding Malcolm X which I was not aware that he educated himself to become the person we study to this day. As a result, during the time he was in prison, what drove him to gain such as interest in increasing and improving his education was to communicate and to be able to share his views and opinions. In jail, he had met someone he truly looked up to and respected, his self motivation allowed him to talk to others within the prison community. Malcolm X’s thought connects to Norgaard’s idea of community in relation to the time he had spent
Dewey leaves behind dogma to reconcile reason and faith and he does this through his laboratory school. Through this format of education, the absolute is coming into human consciousness. He strives to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts. There is an underlying frustration from both Addams and Dewey with the dualism of individual and society. Thus, Dewey’s curriculum is trying to impress on the student that everything is connected.
As the education coordinator, I will first approach my subject matter as a system itself. I will design my materials first by identifying their purpose, then second their function and finally deriving the structure of the educational materials from the necessary functions. In developing educational materials, I will also want to familiarize myself with my students as I know that according to communication models they may interpret what I communicate differently than I intend due to how they “decode” (Nelson, Staggers, 2014). Once I have an understanding for what my students know, I will move forward by assessing their learning styles as I believe that is an incredibly valuable thing for an educator as well as a student to know. Now that I know what my students know and how
When researching, one gets so caught up in all the information that they want to share with others that it can get a bit overwhelming but I think I executed it successfully enough. Looking back on it, I do not think there are any drastic changed I would have done to my project, he incarceration rates are always changing after all. I am even proud that I was able to reconnect my project back to the book because almost everyone in the class failed to say where their research came from and I did that and